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SPIRIT OF YOUTH                            VIRTUAL FESTIVAL

Inspired by Shakespeare

Schools Connect Shakespeare


Primaries/Secondaries/Colleges/Community (YT)

Spirit of Youth is a unique festival featuring young performers and artists.


The festival is an amazing collection of drama, dance, art, music and original writing inspired by Shakespeare and created by you.

We are looking to showcase the incredible talent of our young people and celebrate their creativity through online performances.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this special festival.

How it works…


There are six virtual tents at our festival, each specialising in an art form.


Inside each tent is an introduction, information and ideas to get you started.


Once you have an idea start creating, practising and performing. Then, when you are ready, film or photograph your performance or artwork and send it to us.

In summer the Spirit of Youth Festival will be launched and your performances and work will be seen nationally.

Visit our virtual tents to find out how you can get involved.

               Submitting Your Work

Please upload your completed film or images via to

Contact us if you have any issues in sending your submission to us. Please read the Terms and Conditions below before entering.

Terms and Conditions

If you upload a video or photo of your work, you automatically agree for us to publish to our Spirit of Youth Online Festival and on social media platforms. If you do not wish to be seen by the general public, please do not enter the Festival. Please note your work may be used for promotional or advertising outlets but we will cite you accordingly.

If you are under 12, please ask a parent or guardian for permission to share your work.  (Please see permission slip).

The Festival is free to all participants and viewers.

This Festival is open to all applicants of primary, secondary and college in Hastings and Rother and under the age of 25.

As this Festival is open to young people of all ages, parental guidance is advised for under 12s.

We reserve the right to deem content appropriate and whether to publish it.

Headspin and Schools Connect are not responsible for any injury or financial outlay.

We will publish the work on the agreed Virtual Festival date.

Please upload your work via to the email: and the Subject of the Email should read ‘Spirit of Youth – (the tent you are submitting to)’. Please send us your name and age.

You may submit work to more than one tent.

If you submit your work, you automatically agree to our terms and conditions.


I give permission for my son/daughter (name: ……………………………….) to participate in the Spirit of Youth Virtual Festival. I agree to all terms and conditions.



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